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Mission Statement

Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI)

We are a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating and strengthening partnerships between Fort Lauderdale and cities around the world in an effort to increase global cooperation on many levels. This Passport to the world promotes cultural understanding and humanitarian programming and stimulates economic development.

GFLSCI leads the movement for local community development and volunteer action by motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term programs of mutual benefit.


Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI)

Initiated after the second-world war in Washington DC to promote peace around the world and envisioned by President Eisenhower, The National Sister Cities International Foundation has played an active role around the world for over 53 years and represents communities in all 50 US states, district and territories. The City of Fort Lauderdale revitalized its Sister Cities International program in 1986 and since today it has established diplomatic relationships with 16 sister cities around the globe. Go to our website at www.gflsci.org to find out more about our sister cities.

Projects accomplished in the past year:

Humanitarian, Environmental and Economic Development

  • Combating Deforestation in Haiti and Ghana with tree nurseries and biofuel solutions
  • Fish farm and water management in Ghana
  • IT Center in Ghana
  • Haiti School Furniture Project
  • Promoting Peace with the September Concert
  • Hurricane Relief Fund in Haiti
  • Fundraiser and Tool Donations, Costa Rica
  • Funds deliverd to Hospital de Ninos in Argentina
  • Sustainable Agro-Forestry in Ghana

Education and Culture

  • Principal Exchange Program in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Youth Ambassadors Program with Rimini, Italy
  • Events to Promote Turkish Culture
  • Haitian Opera
  • Funds for After School Educational Programs for children in poor neighborhoods in Argentina
  • Promoting Science & Mathematics in Haitian Schools

We also have many great events throughout the year!

  • Dinner on the River
  • Annual Boat Parade Celebration
  • Italian Evening at Cinema Paradiso
  • Quepos Event
  • Doing Business in Ghana Event
  • September Concert
  • Sponsor Appreciation Party
  • Olympic Opening Ceremonies Event
  • Meet the Board Events
Find out more on www.gflsci.org



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